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NEWS

It’s monkey biz for this school

Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer math questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palace hits Duterte plan to free Arroyo

Stressing “respect for the rule of law,” Malacañang Sunday told presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte that if elected, he could not just order the release of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who had been placed under hospital arrest since 2011 for alleged electoral fraud and plunder.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Duterte named chair of PDP-Laban

Vowing to restore order in the country, presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte took over as chair of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Raucous election season on

The Philippines’ raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star power dominating the races.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Enrile announces he will campaign for Binay, UNA

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Thursday said he would campaign for the candidates of his party, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), led by Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: February 5th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

Optimistic

It was a rough start for 2016. A fall in China’s currency, the renminbi, in the first few days of the year startled markets and led to volatility worldwide. China’s economic slowdown weakened commodity prices, particularly that of oil, which has fallen below $30 a barrel for the first time in 12 years. Higher interest rates in the United States frightened emerging markets, which now see an outflow of “hot money.” In the European Union, the refugee crisis is putting pressure on the stability of the region’s economy.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Sereno reshapes Poe case, grills Arthur Lim

Senators were criticized three months ago for outvoting Supreme Court justices at the Senate Electoral Tribunal. They are vindicated by Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s brilliant contrasts at the third Supreme Court hearing on Grace Poe’s disqualification last Feb. 2.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is the Church too rich now to care for the poor?

Not so long ago, I had the privilege of studying in a seminary. Coming from a poor family and neighborhood, I found the place completely the opposite.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Always endangered

We wonder: What has happened to the poor tarsiers, owls and other endangered animals discovered at the airport stashed under plants in boxes labeled for export? After the discovery, no further development has been reported on the smuggling attempt, by a person, apparently a government employee, known to have done this nefarious deed before.

Posted: February 7th, 2016 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Edsa 1 and Edsa 2 compared

In two weeks, President Aquino will lead the country in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Edsa 1 People Power Revolution that took place on Feb. 22-25, 1986. Last month, the 15th anniversary of the Edsa 2 People Power Revolution that happened on Jan. 16-20, 2001, passed without fanfare.

Posted: February 7th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Gov’t disputes LRT-1 compensation claim

The private sector consortium that won the Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite extension project may have to wait longer, and accept a smaller amount of compensation, following a disagreement with the government on the true condition of the aging railway line.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Blacklisted

The country chief of a European business consulting firm—a Singaporean lady who flies in and out of the metropolis while running local operations—has been put on the Bureau of Immigration’s “blacklist,” Biz Buzz learned.

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

SMC given 2 weeks to close funding deal

A San Miguel Corp.-backed consortium that is seeking to build the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 has two weeks to close a deal with lenders or face another round of delays, Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya said yesterday.

Posted: February 5th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Cement firms post 14% sales increase

Local cement companies posted a 14.3-percent increase in sales last year to 24.36 million metric tons, owing to the increased infrastructure spending by the government and the continued confidence of the private sector in the Philippine economy.

Posted: February 5th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

P171-B railway PPP woos 5 big groups

Local and foreign groups are showing early interest in a massive railway public-private partnership (PPP) deal that would link Metro Manila and Legazpi City, Albay.

Posted: February 4th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Petron still a powerhouse despite exodus of stars

Two-time champion Petron is undergoing a massive-rebuilding—from the inside. That was the assessment of Philippine Superliga president Ramon “Tats” Suzara of the 2014 Grand Prix and 2015 All Filipino champion which recently let go of big-name stars like Aby Maraño and Rachel Daquis. “A team with championship tradition like Petron knows how to build up […]

Posted: February 6th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Lady Archers vault to lead

La Salle got a bit of lesson on overconfidence, but pulled through just the same against the slow-starting University of the Philippines, 25-14, 25-13, 19-25, 25-20, to gain the early solo lead in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Philsports Arena. Mary Joy Baron led the Lady Spikers’ attacks this time, teaming up with […]

Posted: February 6th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Volleyball | Read More »

PBA can afford more compelling games

The morning after San Miguel beat Alaska in Game 7 of the PBA Philippine Cup, choice topic at the wet market sports hub was Stephen Curry and his incredible scoring gifts. Isn’t Curry, who scored 51 points on Thursday morning, the sharpest ever to heave triples in the NBA? Buboy Sebreros, charmer from the Mandaluyong […]

Posted: February 6th, 2016 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Compton: ‘I have never felt more empty’

Alex Compton is a jolly fellow, always with a joke to crack in English or in Filipino. And conversation with the Alaska coach will never end without a hearty laugh. But as he talked on that fateful Wednesday night inside the Mall of Asia Arena press room—minutes after San Miguel Beer completed its incredible rally […]

Posted: February 5th, 2016 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Lady Spikers eye solo lead vs talented UP tossers

La Salle star Ara Galang wants more things done when the Lady Spikers fight for the solo lead versus University of the Philippines today in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament. “I wasn’t contented with my first game,” said Galang, who’s back after a harrowing knee injury sidelined her for a year. Galang hopes to bring […]

Posted: February 5th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Varsity Sports,Varsity Volleyball,Volleyball | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Iriga mayor defies NHCP; demolishes US-era City Hall

THE OLD Iriga City Hall in Camarines Sur, a presumed important cultural property (ICP) because of its age under the National Heritage Law, and a national government-marked structure, has now been demolished to give way to a mall. Only the façade remains of the American-era heritage building, which was ironically being promoted by the local […]

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Co Ban Kiat: Art Deco-period Binondo building makes a comeback

IN A BUSY portion of Juan Luna Street in Binondo, Manila, stands the former SJ Wilson Building. It was built in 1937 and named after the American expatriate Samuel J. Wilson, who was behind the printing business Carmelo and Bauermann before the World War II. The structure, with its period boxy and geometric façade, looms […]

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

León-ACC auction features key paintings, documents By Amadís Ma. Guerrero

VINTAGE paintings, antiques, historical documents, sculptures, stylish furniture and other objets d’art will be up for grabs at the forthcoming art auction of León Gallery in Makati City, an annual event to raise funds for the Fellows of the Asian Art Council (AAC) Philippines. The auction will be held at the gallery on Feb. 20 […]

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What’s ace TV director Johnny Manahan doing at the National Gallery Singapore ?

THE RECENTLY opened National Gallery Singapore (NGS), dedicated to Southeast Asian contemporary visual arts, played host to a most unexpected personality as the first Filipino artist at featured Concourse gallery. Primarily known for his pioneering and enduring contribution to Philippine television, Johnny Manahan, it turns out, is a pioneering visual-conceptual-video artist as well, one of […]

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ballet Manila mounts ‘Rebel,’ original ballet on 1986 Edsa Revolt

FOR THE 30th anniversary of Edsa Revolution this month, Ballet Manila will celebrate the spirit of People Power through the world premiere of “Rebel,” a full-length ballet by British choreographer Martin Lawrance, inspired by the rebellion of the Roman slave Spartacus. “Rebel is the culmination of a dream project I’ve had in mind since 2010,” […]

Posted: February 8th, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

The secret of Martin Nievera’s staying power

As one of the industry’s seasoned pop vocalists, Martin Nievera often gets asked by younger music artists for all sorts of advice—from how to take care of their voice to how to establish rapport with their audience during a concert.

Posted: February 7th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Top Suzara teams up with South Border

Having been friends with the men of South Border even before he turned professional, Top Suzara, the former lead vocalist of Freestyle, said that working with the group is almost second-nature to him—like “a family affair” or being in “a bigger band.”

Posted: February 7th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Heart’s art, hearts united

Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero, aka Heart Evangelista, continues to explore her passion for the visual arts. She presents her new collection of oil paintings in an exhibition, “Oceans Apart,” at the Artist Space of Ayala Museum until Feb. 10.

Posted: February 7th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Channing Tatum tap dances for the first time–and sings, too

We all know that Channing Tatum can dance up a storm. For the Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” he learned to tap dance for the first time and he sings, as well. The result is a tap-dance-and-song number, “No Dames!” that would make Gene Kelly proud or maybe even envious.

Posted: February 5th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

Lovi-Solenn concert, a sexy affair

In “Fantaisie,” Lovi Poe’s French boudoir-inspired concert with Solenn Heussaff, the 26-year-old actress promised that they will not only perform love songs and sultry dance numbers, but also talk about their dream guys, romantic fantasies and other personal stories.

Posted: February 5th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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